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Jun 1, 15, 29 CrawDaddy Outdoors Free Kayak Demos 9:25 pm
Jun 1, 15, 29 CrawDaddy Outdoors Free Kayak Demos @ Avenue of the Saints Lake
Jun 1 @ 9:25 pm – 10:25 pm
Jun 1, 15, 29 CrawDaddy Outdoors Thursday Evening Free Kayak Demos Join CrawDaddy Outdoors staff to test paddle a variety of kayaks during their free Demo Days at Avenue of the Saints Lake, rural Waverly,[...]
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IDNR Free Fishing Days
IDNR Free Fishing Days @ Various local events around Iowa
Jun 2 – Jun 4 all-day
Jun 2-4; IDNR Free Fishing Days, Iowa residents only; many local fishing derbies for kids. http://www.iowadnr.gov/Fishing/FishingLicensesLaws/AdditionalRegulations/FishingLicenses.aspx.
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Annual Winnebago Outdoor Adventure Race
Annual Winnebago Outdoor Adventure Race
Jun 3 all-day
Jun 3; Annual Winnebago Outdoor Adventure Race, Forest City on Winnebago River WT.  3 mile canoe/kayak race on Winnebago River, 12 mile bike race to Pilot Knob State Park, 5 k run along Hynes Spur[...]
Best View Planet Venus
Best View Planet Venus
Jun 3 all-day
Jun 3; Best View Planet Venus. Bright planet in E sky before sunrise.
Rhubarb On The River, Manchester
Rhubarb On The River, Manchester @ S. Franklin & Shelly Park
Jun 3 – Jun 4 all-day
Manchester’s Rhubarb Fest is joining together with Riverfest in downtown Manchester! Visit vendors, try rhubarb brats, pie, ice cream and other samples and items in the Rhubarb store. A run and bike ride will kick[...]
CanoeSport Outfitters “2nd Annual Kayak Fishing Tournament,” Lake Ahquabi, Indianola. 6:00 am
CanoeSport Outfitters “2nd Annual Kayak Fishing Tournament,” Lake Ahquabi, Indianola. @ Lake Ahquabi
Jun 3 @ 6:00 am – 12:30 pm
Jun 3; CanoeSport Outfitters “2nd Annual Kayak Fishing Tournament,” Lake Ahquabi, Indianola. Pan fishing (acceptable for weigh-in are all crappie, bluegill, and sunfish species). Prizes for highest weight of 10 fish, and largest fish. Registrations[...]
Annual Middle River Cleanup, Middle River Forest County Park in Adair Co to Schildberg Access in Madison Co 8:00 am
Annual Middle River Cleanup, Middle River Forest County Park in Adair Co to Schildberg Access in Madison Co @ Middle River County Park, S of Winterset
Jun 3 @ 8:00 am
Jun 3; Annual Middle River Cleanup, Middle River Forest County Park in Adair Co to Schildberg Access in Madison Co. Meet at Middle River County Park (south of Winterset) at 8:00 am to begin this[...]
“Whitewater Kayaking Clinic” with Hannah Ray J, Manchester WW Park. 8:00 am
“Whitewater Kayaking Clinic” with Hannah Ray J, Manchester WW Park. @ Manchester White Water Park
Jun 3 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Jun 3; “Whitewater Kayaking Clinic” with Hannah Ray J, Manchester. Will be held 8:00 am-10:00 am at the Manchester WW Park on June 3, same day as Rhubarb on the River celebration. Clinic is free,[...]
CrawDaddy Outdoors Kayak Demo Day, Manchester 10:00 am
CrawDaddy Outdoors Kayak Demo Day, Manchester @ Manchester Whitewater Park
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
CrawDaddy Outdoors will bring its kayak  “Free Demo Day” to the Manchester White Water Park, 10:00 am-2:00 pm as part of Manchester’s June 3 “Rhubarb on the River” event. A great opportunity to try out[...]
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D-Day Observance
Jun 6&20 “Whitewater Kayaking Clinics” with Hannah Ray J, Manchester WW Park. 6:00 pm
Jun 6&20 “Whitewater Kayaking Clinics” with Hannah Ray J, Manchester WW Park. @ Manchester White Water Park
Jun 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  Hannah’s recent email exudes the enthusiasm she feels for the sport of whitewater paddling:  “‘Woohoo!’ you exclaim at the bottom of your first rapid loving the feeling of navigating your whitewater kayak through the[...]
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Preserve Iowa Summit, Fort Dodge
Preserve Iowa Summit, Fort Dodge
Jun 8 – Jun 10 all-day
Jun 8-10; Preserve Iowa Summit, Fort Dodge. State Historical Society of Iowa annual conference for professionals and volunteers involved in Iowa historic preservation; educational sessions on preservation topics, tours, demonstrations, opportunities to network with fellow[...]
Start of “Blue Heron” Eco Cruises from Rock Creek, Clinton CCB, Various Times 7:00 pm
Start of “Blue Heron” Eco Cruises from Rock Creek, Clinton CCB, Various Times @ Rock Creek
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm
The Blue Heron is a 26-passenger pontoon boat that gives cruisers an up-close and personal look at the Mississippi River. It’s a fun way for people to talk, laugh and celebrate nature together. A naturalist[...]
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Full Moon
Full Moon
Jun 9 all-day
FULL MOON SCHEDULE 2017: (Iowa 2017 dates, times at Cedar Rapids, note CST or CDT times.) Jan 12, Thursday, Sunrise 7:33, Sunset 4:57, Moonrise 5:36 CST Feb 10, Friday, Sunrise 7:09, Sunset 5:34, Moonrise 5:29[...]
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Annual Great Iowa River Race, Iowa City
Annual Great Iowa River Race, Iowa City @ Sturgis Ferry Park
Jun 10 all-day
Jun 10; Annual Great Iowa River Race, Sturgis Ferry Park to Hills Access, Iowa City.  Runs 9.25 miles, divisions for Canoe, Kayak, Racing, Recreational, Youth, Paddleboard, etc. Race start and check-in is at Sturgis Ferry[...]
Two Day Stand Up Paddling (SUP) School for Naturalists & Group Leaders, Gray’s Lake & Raccoon River
Two Day Stand Up Paddling (SUP) School for Naturalists & Group Leaders, Gray’s Lake & Raccoon River @ Gray's Lake
Jun 10 – Jun 11 all-day
Todd Robertson, Outreach Coordinator for Iowa Water Trails, has released the dates and other details for the 2017 “Canoe & Kayak School” sessions, noting that sessions have also been added for Stand Up Paddling (SUP).[...]
ICNC Indian Creek Shoreline Cleanup, Cedar Rapids/Marion 8:30 am
ICNC Indian Creek Shoreline Cleanup, Cedar Rapids/Marion @ Old Barn at Indian Creek Nature Center
Jun 10 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Jun 10; Indian Creek Shoreline Cleanup, Cedar Rapids/Marion, 8:30 am-Noon. Meet Nature Center staff at the ICNC Barn parking lot (6665 Otis Rd SE), divide and conquer to walk the banks of the creek picking[...]
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Best View Planet Saturn
Best View Planet Saturn
Jun 15 all-day
Jun 15; Best View Planet Saturn. Visible all night, see Saturn’s ring and a few of its brightest moons with medium or larger telescope.
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DELAYED-Iowa Trails Summit-TO 2018
DELAYED-Iowa Trails Summit-TO 2018
Jun 16 all-day
IOWA TRAILS SUMMIT WAS DELAYED TO JUNE 15, 2018 Jun 16; Iowa Trails Summit, Cedar Falls/Waterloo, presentations re strategies, policies, & opportunities vested in partnerships developing trails.  Relates to all types of trails—water, hiking, biking,[...]
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Iowa State Fair Photography Contest Submission Deadline 10:35 pm
Iowa State Fair Photography Contest Submission Deadline @ Cultural Center, Iowa State Fairgrounds
Jun 17 @ 10:35 pm – Jun 18 @ 11:35 pm
In the camera store they define it as a mono pod, but at the Iowa State Fair, it might be referred to as a “Camera On a Stick.” All humor aside, the deadline for submissions[...]
Charles City Challenge: WhiteWater Weekend
Charles City Challenge: WhiteWater Weekend @ Downtown Riverfront
Jun 17 all-day
Jun 17; Charles City Challenge: WhiteWater Weekend.  Kayak & SUP competition, riverfront activities; info & webcam at www.CCWhiteWater.com.
CrawDaddy Outdoors Demo Day, Charles City White Water Park 10:00 am
CrawDaddy Outdoors Demo Day, Charles City White Water Park @ Charles City White Water Park
Jun 17 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
CrawDaddy Outdoors Demo Day, held at various locations around Eastern Iowa,         10:00 am-2:00 pm. Free. Info on complete schedule of Thu and Sat Demo Days: http://crawdaddyoutdoors.com/
Voyageur Canoe Core Crew Training Session, Rock Creek, Camanche, Clinton CCB 10:00 am
Voyageur Canoe Core Crew Training Session, Rock Creek, Camanche, Clinton CCB @ Rock Creek
Jun 17 @ 10:00 am
Voyageur Canoe Core Crew Training Session ~ 10:00 AM ~ ~ Rock Creek ~ 3942 291st St, Camanche, IA 52730 Clinton County Conservation will host a Voyageur Canoe “Core Crew” Training Session at Rock Creek,[...]
Voyageur Canoe Public Half-Hour Floats, Rock Creek, Camanche 12:00 pm
Voyageur Canoe Public Half-Hour Floats, Rock Creek, Camanche @ Rock Creek
Jun 17 @ 12:00 pm
Clinton CCB invites the public to experience half hour paddling trips aboard the new 14-passenger Voyageur canoes, beginning at Noon on Saturday, June 17 at Rock Creek, 3942 291st St, Camanche. The canoes are new[...]
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Summer Solstice
Summer Solstice
Jun 20 all-day
Jun 20; Summer Solstice, 1st Day of Summer.
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Two Day IDNR Canoe School for Naturalists, Briggs Woods
Two Day IDNR Canoe School for Naturalists, Briggs Woods @ Briggs Woods Park, Hamilton County (Boone River).
Jun 21 – Jun 22 all-day
Todd Robertson, Outreach Coordinator for Iowa Water Trails, has released the dates and other details for the 2017 “Canoe & Kayak School” sessions, noting that sessions have also been added for Stand Up Paddling (SUP).[...]
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Iowa Games Whitewater Competition
Iowa Games Whitewater Competition @ Downtown Riverfront
Jun 24 all-day
Jun 24; Iowa Games Whitewater Competition, Charles City.  http://www.iowagames.org/
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